Olecranon Fractures

Unstable fractures require emergent orthopedic consultation for operative fixation. Apply splint at 50-90% flexion and analgesia. Intravenous antibiotics for open or suspected fractures. Stable, nondisplaced fractures with intact extensor function Immobilized in a long arm posterior splint with 90 degrees of flexion, neutral forearm Orthopedic follow-up within 1-2 days.

Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation